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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung

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4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Home to one of the tooth relics of Gautama Buddha, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum serves as a Mahayana Buddhist center. This complex opened in 2011 as an educational, religious, and cultural space for local and foreign visitors. Located behind the main temple, this area is over 100 hectares (247 acres) and has eight Chinese pagodas symbolizing the Noble Eightfold Path. Here, you will also find stupas that represent the Four Noble Truths, Welcoming Hall, Memorial Hall, and a photo terrace where you can capture images to show friends at home. Make Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum part of your personalized Kaohsiung itinerary using our Kaohsiung itinerary maker.
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  • Very beautiful! Be sure to visit travel truth long (many pagodas and Temple of 1000 Buddhas. Reached zouing cabbies, with countries trying to breed for the trip with the breeze-don't get fooled, buses go there quite often with 2 and 3 platform;)
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  • There are two separate areas, the older one which is on the hilly side with the main praying area, and the newer site which is where the museum located. This place is huge, so if you are going with yo...  read more »
  • A visit to the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a must if you visit Southern Taiwan. Make sure that you get there early and try to go during the week if possible to over the crowds that begin to arrive ...  read more »
  • Very nice building and view but the visit is only in Chinese. No English information provided. Very strange mix between religion, museum and a mall (you have to pass through shop before visiting the memorial, there even is a Starbucks coffee)
  • The monastery sisters there are very polite and greets you very respectfully. Walking distance from main door to Buddha is about 1.5km very far and hot in summer. Arm yourself with umbrella! If you wanna hear some life divines the sisters there will help u explain a lot that you drew.
  • The environment is very nice. Peaceful. Very spacious
  • Personally not very into Buddhism but it's a great place for people who are interested at the religion
  • It's huge and has lots to explore and has good exhibits. Mostly mandarin speaking but signage is bilingual
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